It's interesting to compare those values to what forum member ZombieBranz found during his recent search/purchase. Taken from another thread:
My experience with price points is that 10-13k is going to probably be a fairly rough car with a lot of deferred maintenace and maybe some other potential issues like bad paint/bad repaint, accident history, bad body work, rust, etc. But if you want that type of project they are out there!
Here is the general prices points and differences I saw when I was looking last couple weeks:
Up to about $15k very rough, several major issues. Not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to have to address the whole car from paint to engine to interior/electronics. No or minimal records. Might be able to trade better condition for accident history. Either rough paint or bad repaint or bad touch ups. Rough interior or wrong parts, rips in seat especially driver side bolster. No recent service history.very high miles and/or very rough shape.
$15-20k diamonds in the rough, will have lots of miles but can be brought up to a better level with a elbow grease and money. May have decent amount of deffered service but if you do the service the car will be improved. Has mostly original parts but some of those parts may be severely worn. Will mostly likely have to address several major systems to improve the functional level to bring those up to good/great condition.
$20-25k this is a nice driver. has significant and recent maintenance records, good paint, major systems in working order, nice interior, mostly original, could have tasteful or easily reversible mods. Good solid driver car that looks good and runs good. Owner has kept the car in solid working order. Doesn't need immediate attention but there are probably a list of things that will need addressing sometime in the future. Miles over 150k.
$25-35k this would be a turn key nice car, an A driver, would win local car shows, all records, great paint, miles around 120k or less. Might have one or two very minimal things to address.
$35k+ you are talking the best cars, original, show quality, miles well under 100k. All maintenance done, all records/history from new, needs nothing other than some OCD level care to keep it at current level.
This is just a generalization based on what I came across....I hope you find a car that meets or exceeds you expectations at a great price. You came to the right place. Good luck!